The essence of software engineering introduces the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative, and describes how it can be used in software development to understand and improve the way of working. It uses agile principles to support self-organizing teams in adopting agile and lean development practices. An interview with Ivar Jacobson, one of the authors and leaders of SEMAT.
Commitment is a graphical business novel about managing project risks with “Real Options”, a way of thinking to improve your decision making. InfoQ attended the book launch on May 14 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands and spoke with the authors about decision making, risks and technical debt.
InfoQ spoke with co-authors of "Graph Databases" book Ian Robinson and Jim Webber about the book, role of Graph Databases in the NoSQL database space, and what’s coming up in the Graph Databases.
The Lean Kanban Conference took place in downtown Chicago last week, and InfoQ interviewed David J. Anderson, father of Kanban in the software development industry. 5
Core Java Volume I Ninth Edition by Cay Horstmann and Gary Cornell has been released, and it is as lucid and replete with basic non-trivial examples as ever.
“Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile In 24 Hrs” is a new book by Phil Dutson that introduces web developers to building mobile web apps with JQuery Mobile 1
InfoQ met with Microsoft's Jason Zander to discuss the arrival of Visual Studio 2012 and to take a look at what developers can expect from the product in the future.
This article contains an interview with Dipti Borkar, Director of Product Management at Couchbase, on the challenges, benefits and the process of migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL. 6
Huw Lloyd presents a compelling psychological critique of the contradictions of technical recruitment that implicate the desire for team collaboration and the urgent quest for expertise. 6
Apache Hadoop YARN – a new Hadoop resource manager - has just been promoted to a high level Hadoop subproject. InfoQ had the chance to discuss YARN with Arun Murthy - founder of Hortonworks. 1
The book "Solving Enterprise Applications Performance Puzzles" by Leonid Grinshpan explains how to boost the performance of enterprise applications. 3